With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Robert Orchard and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Angela Tilby.
8.31 Yesterday In Parliament
The Music of the Spheres. Melvyn Bragg and guests Peter Forshaw and Angela Voss discuss the idea, popular from late antiquity to the Renaissance, that the revolution of the planets generates a celestial harmony of profound and transcendent beauty. The music of the spheres still echoes in astrology, astronomy and theology, as well as in terrestrial music. Shortened repeat at 9.30pm
Led by Canon Chris Chivers. Now Is Eternal
Life (Christchurch). Titus 2, vv11-15. Thou Art the Way (Steel). Lord, for the Years (Lord of the Years). Director of music Stephen Jackson. Organist James Davy.
7/9. A lively collection of dispatches from the BBC's foreign correspondents, who report on stories in their regions. With Kate Adie. Producer Tony Grant
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Penny Leicester's adaptation of Xiaolu Guo 's short story about Zhang Yan , a rural girl determined to make something of herself in Beijing. By night she works in an upmarket karaoke bar, entertaining and sleeping with its clients, but a chance encounter with an attractive young man offers her a glimmer of hope in the isolation of the city.
Producer/Director Emma Harding
Karaoke girl 2:
2/6. Barbara Myers and her guests offer advice on cosmetic dentistry. Producer Paula McGrath
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19/30 Einstein's Biggest Blunder. Heather Couper looks at the discovery that the universe is expanding and how it overturned Albert Einstein 's theories of the early 20th century. For details see Monday
Mariella Frostrup 's guests include the South African novelist Damon Galgut , who talks about his latest novel The Impostor. And Paul Bailey discusses the Russian emigre writer Andrei Makine. Repeated from Sunday at 4pm
On 21 June 1948 Manchester University's "Baby" became the first freely programmable electronic digital computer. Quentin Cooper celebrates its 60th anniversary and discusses the revolutionary random access memory (RAM) technology that enabled the breakthrough and is still in use today.
6/6. Victoria Cohen chairs a satirical debate in which Arthur Smith , Michael Bywater and David Mitchell discuss rising sea levels, whether Radio 4 caters too much for middle England, and whether short men look silly with tall Wives. Producer Alison Vernon-Smith
8/9. Happy Go Lucky. Happiness is a factor that economists and business have always struggled to account for in their calculations. Peter Day assesses the counterproductivity of ignoring the happiness of the workforce.
Producer Ruth Alexander Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm
2/8. Jonathan Stewart visits the Great
Barrier Reef and hears from scientists how this incredible living structure is providing key evidence in the debate about climate change. And Geoff Watts reports on the latest news from the world of science. Producer Deborah Cohen
By Graham Duff.
6/6. Professor Nebulous and his inept team of space eco-warriors encounter a very snotty alien life form that is infecting the world's workforce. David Tennant puts in a guest appearance in Graham Duff's sitcom.
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